(Closed) How would you define a luxury wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: ?
    Nice invitations and stationary throughout the wedding with calligraphy : (4 votes)
    8 %
    Entertainment at the wedding, like a photobooth : (1 votes)
    2 %
    8-piece live band for the reception, string quartet for the ceremony and cocktail hour : (16 votes)
    31 %
    Late-night snack : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Amazing decorations and flowers : (28 votes)
    55 %
    Beautiful designer wedding gown and veil : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    For me, it’s all about the scenery. If the surroundings are gorgeous, it’s easy to be swept away.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee

    @katiee0707:  The food and bar set the luxury scene to me. Lobster, steak and an open bar.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We went to a semi-destination wedding in the fall where the brides family paid for all of the guests rooms at the inn.  On top of the gourmet food, 5-course meal and top-shelf open bar.  That was certainly a nice touch that pushed it over the top! 

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper

    I would probably say the decorations because that’s what sets the mood for the event.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Decorations but also the menu.  If the room is decorated with thousands of dollars worth of flowers and fancy linens, but then the food is your run of the mill chicken, I wouldn’t consider it ‘luxury’; I would consider it to be poor judgment on how to spend the wedding budget.  Food is nearly always king – people remember the food at a wedding more than just about anything else.

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Truthfully everything on that list is needed minus the photobooth that isn’t luxery at all, that’s pretty commonplace. And I’m not knocking it at all- I’m having one!

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My wedding had 5/6 of your poll options and I wouldn’t have considered it overly luxurious. It was nice, sure, but when I think of luxury I think 4 course dinners with a duet of filet and lobster tail, top shelf open bar, sky high centerpieces draped in crystals, viennese tables, fireworks display, you get the idea. 

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @vmec:    Agree.  It would look a bit funny to have one or two of those aspects without the others to draw them in.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It’s not really one thing that creates a luxury wedding… or what I would define as luxurious.  When you look around and see that no detail has been overlooked, that each guest is extremely well taken care of, and that clearly a lot of money has been spent, that’s what I would define as luxurious.  Sort of like attending a wedding as a guest and being pampered  =o)  

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    ha! im sorry but there is nothing luxurious about a photobooth.  fun yes but luxury no.

    for me its a combination of excessive style and spending – venue, decorations, food and atmosphere but done with class

    Post # 13
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’d have to say live band, decor, and the type and amount of food.  Really, it’s going to be a combination of everything, not any single item is going to make a wedding scream luxurious.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @eloping:  lol, agree… I sort of think of a photobooth as being part of a more casual wedding rather than a luxury wedding.  A luxury one would have caviar instead.  That being said, I’ll take a photobooth over caviar anyday!!!  I’m just not one for over the top events.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    For me, it’s a luxury wedding if it feels like a picture in a wedding magazine like Martha Stewart Weddings or other blogs. Basically, if there’s no trace of DIY and all wedding planner looking.

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